The National Institute for Health Research has appointed 26 new senior investigators and reappointed another 20, as the latest cohort to help lead health research in the UK.
The 46 investigators will promote clinical and applied research in the NIHR, mentor other researchers and advise the Department of Health and Social Care’s chief scientific adviser, the NIHR said on 14 March. They will receive a discretionary fund of £15,000 a year.
In appointing these investigators, the NIHR considered factors such as quality and volume of internationally excellent research; its relevance to patients and the public, and how the investigator has contributed to improving healthcare and public health. Appointments are made following an open competition. Those who have succeeded twice are awarded emeritus senior investigator title and cannot apply again.